Pie Hard: The Best of 2023 w/ Alex Koons

Uncover hidden gems from insightful conversations, laugh out loud at the funniest moments, and gain valuable advice for pizza entrepreneurs. Explore notable episodes featuring unique pizza stories, including a hilarious outtake with Mark Schechter of Square Pie Guys. Dive into the top three most-listened episodes of the year, celebrating the diverse and flavorful world of pizza. Don't miss out on all the wonderful pizza talk.

Share This Episode


Tune in Now

Best of 2023 PIE 2 PIE Pizza Podcast Recap with Your Host Alex Koons

Hidden Gems from the Year

  • Featured a special friendship with Janet and Robin of Pizza Baby LA, discussing self-doubt, leadership, and their journey in just 3 weeks of operation outside a ghost kitchen.
  • Highlighted an episode with Chadwick from Twoos, showcasing his warm personality and articulate explanations of dough formulas, processes, and the philosophy behind his pizza-making.

Funniest Moments of the Year

  • Shared a humorous clip about East Coast visitors in pizzerias, illustrating the predictable dialogue when they praise the pizza, leading to a comedic exchange.
  • Presented a memorable clip from Tony Baloney’s where an angry customer critiques a unique pizza, showcasing the challenges of customer interactions.

Best Advice for Pizza Entrepreneurs

  • Recommended revisiting “Building a Prime Dynasty with Zach” from Prime Pizza LA, emphasizing the importance of quality, values, and creating opportunities in the pizza business.
  • Highlighted insights from “A Slice of Life: 40 Years in Pizza with Jimmy McHugh,” stressing the balance between business success and maintaining a fulfilling family life.

Notable Episodes of the Year

  • Celebrated episodes with Shawn from Secret Pizza LA, showcasing his unique approach to pizza-making and his success in a brick-and-mortar setup.
  • Recognized Mark Shacker from Square Pie Guys for the longest episode, including a memorable outtake where he humorously shared an embarrassing personal story.

Top Three Most-Listened Episodes of 2023

Find us wherever you listen

More Episodes

Can't Find What You're Looking For?